One of our values here at Queen Anna House of Fashion is instilling hope and inspiration to everyone that walks into our doors. This week we highlight one of our favorite leaders of hope, and business bosses, Issa Rae.
Issa Rae is the first black woman to create, produce and star in a premium cable series, as her hit television show Insecure, had humble beginnings as a YouTube show and became an underground sensation that was then picked up by HBO. Issa Rae is a strong advocate for the black community and uses her platform to impart hope and encouragement to the people that enjoy her art so much.
We would be remiss to only explore Issa Rae's style since she has contributed to her community philanthropically as well. Issa Rae brings light to many topics and issues that affect the black community throughout her HBO comedy, and that is representative of the things she's passionate about. She has donated $30,000 to the Black and Missing Foundation, as children who are black and go missing, especially girls, are under-reported and tend to receive less media attention. Even her character on Insecure works for a non-profit!
Issa also has a passion for social justice and helping marginalized communities when she can. She has spoken publicly at several colleges and other institutions on social justice and women's health topics where she explains how too often entertainers are reduced to entertaining and don't speak where it's necessary. Issa is also famous for a red carpet Emmy interview in which she comically responds that she is rooting for everybody that's black to win awards that night. This speaks to her natural comedic personality, but also her values, which are apparent in her identity and art.
Issa Rae has dedicated her acting career to creating a series that explores race, culture, and social issues, which falls into the culture pillar that Queen Anna House of Fashion holds so close to its core; that is why we are so eager to share some of our favorite Issa Rae looks with you all this week.
This first look has just the right pop of color for summertime! We pair the Able The Popover Chambray Button-Up Top with the Britt Sisseck Kornelia Pant. To add a cool, casual feel, we throw on the Tah Bags Nomad Fanny Pack with some of our Established Eyewear Havana Fade Sunnies. To finish this look off we add some gold accessories including the Janna Conner Minna Chain Hoop Earrings and the Janna Conner Wiley Wide Textured Ring. We finish this look off with the Sol Sana Marisol Heels.
This next look we have re-imagined is a super easy look as we use our Inclan Studio Cory Dress with the United Nude Rockit Op Sandals. We add the Tah Bag Work Traveler Wallet in red for a pop of color to the look. We add some gold accessories including the Collections by Joya Veronica Earrings, the Amanda Deer Jewelry Lucky Horseshoe Necklace and some of our Stella Grey Studio Cuff Bracelets.
Our next look is perfect for a night out! We pair the Allen Schwartz Tara Blouse with the Amanda Uprichard Spenser Pant in a crisp white color, perfect for summer. We add in the Alias Mae Dua Sandal to add some color and texture to the look. We finish this outfit off with silver jewelry including the Piperwest Mini Mesh Minimalist Wrist Watch, the Chan Luu Mix Post Stone Earrings and one of our Mantra Band Bracelets. We finish off this look with the Tah Bags Envelope Mini.
The next look we have created is the perfect daytime look. We pair our brocade patterned Amanda Uprichard Bronson Blazer over the Amanda Uprichard Montgomery Top. We add the Able The High Rise denim for a refreshing look. We add some neutral accessories including the Sol Sana Judith Mule, the Able Noemi Knotted Belt, and the Tah Bags Everyday Clutch and Backpack that is convertible! We add the Janna Conner Fionnoula Circle Drop Earrings and the Collections by Joya Starburst Lapis Ring and the Chan Luu Open Cuff Bracelet to finish off the look.
Our final look is one that uses some of the presale pieces that we are so excited to receive! We have paired our new Allen Schwartz Nissa Blazer over the Maison de Papillon Kendall Silk Camisole matching back with the Allen Schwartz Katie Wide Leg Culotte. We have paired the gold Janna Conner Mina Chain Hoop and the Alias Mae Sling Heels to finish off the presale look.
We hope you find inspiration from Issa Rae's work on and off the screen. Take-away some of our styling tips and incorporate a little bit of Issa Rae into your everyday style.
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